Late summer / early autumn

Added some hardy mums, which I’m hoping will come back next year (the garden store said plant before September 15 if you want them to come back, and when they grow green in June, cut them back hard, so they’ll bloom in the fall). The various sedum are starting to flower, and the roses are still blooming, if less floriferously than in spring. I should have fertilized them, I imagine. The bachelor’s buttons are enjoying a second flush, delicate and spidery. And the dahlias are blooming — oddly, I am sure I planted at least half a dozen dahlias, but have only noticed two blooming so far. VERY strange. Did I plant them too deeply? Did I dig them up earlier, thinking they were weeds? It’s disconcerting. Still, I’ll enjoy the ones I have.

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